Sunday, December 28, 2008

5 of 10 - Mitsuki

full moon wo sagashite fan art mitsuki kouyama by kurohikoSo I sat down this evening, opening my dA, realizing that I should update my journal.

Then it dawned on me.


"I should finish my 10 Sketches.

"Seriously. T_T"

Mitsuki of Full Moon wo Sagashite for Takuto-chan I'm sorry it took so long.

About... 45-60 minute sketch on my sketchpad and mechanical pencil. Added some texture and border on Photoshop. I'm not sure why I positioned her arm that way... It looks like she's touching the window or something.

And curls... zomg... curls..! So fun and so difficult to do! Big eyes are so very hard and pretty too. ;~;

Mitsuki Kouyama © Arina Tanemura

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A.illusions Gallery: The True Meaning of Christmas

"Fear not, for behold,
I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"
Luke 2: 10-11; 14

Merry Christmas, everyone~

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A.illusions Fanart: "Tori and Danaan" by Tori Avalon

Odd..? Looks like I didn't post a description on this gift art!

Let me just say, thanks, Tori! The colors look absolutely perfect!

Lineart by: Kurohiko
Colors by: Tori Avalon

Friday, December 5, 2008

DS: Morning Shower

Kuroshitsuji's Sebastian Michaelis.

Some practice portrait close-ups before I go back to work again. My brain lost all creativity now.

Drawn on the NDS: [link]

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

DS: Sadness Behind Your Eyes

vampire knight fan art kaname kuran by kurohiko

Kuran Kaname from Vampire Knight. I'm so stressed right now I had to vent it out through the DS... *pats her DS*

See how it was drawn: [link]

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Friday, November 21, 2008

DS: To Kill or Not to Kill

Done on DS in about 2 hours, killing my lunch break.

There's an actual PVC of this that I used as a guide. But she's smiling there, and you hardly see Dark Saber smile. ;p

How it was drawn: [link]

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Onegai My Melody: Welcome Home

A follow up on the art "Seven Years Pass". Hiiragi and Kuromi are older now, and they both have different careers in music. But they both still find the time to see each other, especially when it's their anniversary.

Kuromi has a ring on her left hand... and I'm sure everyone knows that that means.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hear, See, and Speak No Evil

karma by kurohikoThe main characters of Karma, a one shot comic I had done for Culture Crash some time ago... It was never printed, but you may read the 8 page manga over at my blog. ;p

This is also a sort of 10k Kiriban~ My first (and apparently, most popular) submission was a watercolor illustration, so I thought it best to do the same for my Kiriban. The background is CGed though, and I think the skin tone is a little too light.

There is also another reason why I drew Reign, Julian, and Dominic again. But until I confirm it, I won't say a word. :)

Thank you everyone, for the 10k views~!

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

CrossOver: The Matrix

This is actually one of my older illustrations that I never got to publish online. The Matrix is one of my personal favorite movies of all time... probably because it was inspired by Ghost in the Shell.

I think A.illusions is very similar to The Matrix is some ways... Ah, but just saying that might anger some Matrix fans. Sorry, sorry!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


karma introduction sketch

An Introduction to Karma

karma before and after"Karma" is a one shot comic that was rendered by means of traditional art tools; namely pencils, watercolors, and inks. This was the first comic that I've ever created, and it was meant to be an entry in Culture Crash's "Call for Indies" way back in April 2003.

Five years later, I've decided that I should publish this online instead of leaving it to collect dust in the corner of my room.

Most of the comic remains unchanged. The entire script was translated to English from the original hand-written Filipino text. Also, the last page was edited to show a darker "night scene" from the original rendering.

Karma's characters were based on my original piece "Guardians of Celestia" (which was renamed to "Vanguards of Heaven" for my final thesis back in college). I've been debating with myself constantly whether or not I should continue this series, but for now, it will remain as a one shot comic.

Thank you for taking the time to read Karma! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did drawing this. Please show your support by voting below!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

DS: Blood Red

I forgot to upload this here. D: Lolz~

"Quick sketch while eating lunch. Didn't eat much because of it. :) Style School gave me the inspiration."

Original... :D

See how it was made: [link]

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sketchbook: Evil Darklord

ouran high school host club kyoya ootori fan art by kurohiko

Pssh~ Kyouya~ \o\ I did this yesterday for Ghost, a friend of mine from Poly~ And I was feeling particularly murderous at the time so bleh~

Blog me: [link]

Also... New LJ: [link]

My blogspot one will be changed... AGAIN. x3

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Onegai My Melody: Seven Years Pass


If Kuromi were to end up with Hiiragi in the end, I'd imagine she would find a way to change into a human, sacrificing her powers to stay with him forever.

This is what I think she would look like. She and Jun would have started a band together, naming it "Hiiromi". She would be the singer and Jun would be lead guitar.

Friday, July 18, 2008

CrossOver: Sleepy

When the opportunity came to cross worlds in the City, Kuromi crossed over to the world of Loveless and became the fighter of Rozen. It's a bit confusing to me why she is the fighter and Hiiragi is the sacrifice though.

Her "true name" is on her ankle. It's a bit hard to see in this resolution though.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

In Your Arms, I Am Safe

onegai my melody fan art kurumi nui and hiiragi keiichi by kurohiko

An early birthday present for knuxiechan ☆⌒ヽ(*'、^*)chu Happy Bithday~! ♡\( ̄▽ ̄)/♡

..well, I have nothing to say about this pic, aside from the fact that the border roses are totally from a picture I found some time ago.

I hope you like it, knuxie~ (*´▽`*)

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Sketchbook: Winter Music

ace attorney fan art klavie gavin by kurohiko

I feel a bit better...

But life continues to kill me.

Thank God for Music~ ❤

Must stalk Klavier-mun soon...

Blog: [link]

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sketchbook: Glare...

ace attorney fan art miles edgeworth by kurohiko


I feel exactly the same way he does.

I hope Edgeworth-mun likes. o(^^)b If and when I get to see her online anyway...

..right, gtg. ~( '.' ~) (~ '.' )~ LIFE CALLS ME!

AND I forgot, blog me: [link]

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sketchbook: Stare...

onegai my melody fan art baby kurumi nui by kurohiko

Hm... I didn't know there's a problem with regards to CMYK jpeg files when you upload them to the internet. (/// ̄  ̄///)

Ok, so if Kuromi / Kurumi was a little girl..? ❤ Hiiragi might melt..? Maybe? (*ノ∀`*)

Blog me? ---> [link]

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Onegai My Melody: Memories

"It feels like I've known you from somewhere once before."

"Who knows? Maybe it's true... Maybe I was that someone you met once long before... in a dream you've already forgotten.

"Once upon a dream."

Monday, June 30, 2008

Onegai My Melody: Black Beauty


What is in a name?

I don't know how the official writing of Kuromi's name is in Japanese, but if "Kuro" is 黑 and "Mi" is 美, it would be "Black Beauty". If she had to have a tattoo symbolizing her name, I would think of it as black rose. But of course, my explanation is not the official one.

CrossOver: Cat Ears


This is what happens when Kuromi goes into the world of Loveless:

"But what do the cat ears and tail mean..?"

" means you’re a good girl."

Sunday, June 29, 2008

CrossOver: Without Trust

Hiiragi does not trust Soubi, and Soubi is amused that he is so angry with him. It's a good thing they don't bump into each other very often.

I love how they have almost the same coat in different colors... It's somewhat symbolic as to how Kuromi likes the two of them in different ways. ^_^;;;

Saturday, June 28, 2008

OMM: Hiiragi Fanservice

onegai my melody fan art hiiragi keiichi memeGAH! Finally!!! ..this took so long to finish that I think I've grown tired of drawing Hiiragi..!


Wait, that's a lie. o(≧▽≦)

Meme Template by: meganecrew get it here.
Dedicated to knuxiechan who RPs the best Hiiragi ever~ ( ´ ▽ ` ).。o♡
And to arisacat who loves Hiiragi and Kurumi very much. (*˘︶˘*).。.:*♡

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sketchbook: My Violin Wings

onegai my melody fan art - hiiragi keiichi by kurohiko

Hiiragi listening to his iPod.

Violin music of course. :3

And such music reminds me of butterflies.

I have no idea why. o_o;;;

Original blog post is here.

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

CrossOver: Here With You

There was a time when everyone began to leave Soubi one by one. He was afraid that he was destined to be alone, as the event reminded him that he was a blank fighter and that he was also left by his previous master. Kuromi assured him, just as he assured her, that she would never leave him as long as she is able to.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

CrossOver: I Miss You

When Hiiragi first entered the City of Polychromatic, he met Oda Oichi and fell in love. His desires almost took him over despite knowing she was already married because of the Deities. Thankfully, Oichi was able to stop him before he could even kiss her, but he could not deny that he really does care deeply for her.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Sketchbook: My Melody?

my melody human version by kurohiko

As a result from a convo amongst Poly players:

"What would My Melody look like as a human? Kuromi's cute... Would My Melo be cuter?" tell me. o(≧▽≦)o

Blog post here~ ♡

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Sketchbook: Contemplating...


So I made an Oekaki Blog.

And thought well... These don't really belong in dA, do they?


I'll post 'em anyway. (≧ω≦*)

Random cat guy... posted first here.

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

CrossOver: Kurumi's Patronus

When Kuromi was thrown into the world of Harry Potter, she was frustrated that Harry hated her and thought she was evil simply for being part of the Slytherin House. In order to prove to herself that she was not evil, she decided to try and call out her Patronus, with much success. Too bad she got caught using magic in the halls of Hogwarts.

Her patronus is half-human, half animal, since she herself is one too. It looks vaguely familiar, don't you think?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

CrossOver: You Are Like a Father to Me

When Hiiragi was trapped in Mirror City, Kuromi gave up her sense of touch in order to be granted entrance. Clow Reed was worried and decided to watch over her, giving up his sight. They entered the Mirror City together and was able to get out soon after.

This is what happened in the aftermath. They shared relief that they were both spared and regained their senses when Mirror City disappeared.

Friday, May 23, 2008

CrossOver: Lying Obedience

There was a time in Kuromi's City Life that she was cursed into tasting like chocolate covered strawberry ice cream. This happened when she was talking to Soubi late into the night, and when she noticed she tasted sweet, Soubi gave her a kiss to determine her "flavor".

Soubi then convinced her to taste him as well. She didn't want to at first, because she knew Hiiragi would get upset. She was surprised, however, that Soubi tasted like pudding.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

CrossOver: POLYchromatic

This is the cover for the doujinshi "POLYchromatic". The planned story was the Titanic Curse, but as I mentioned earlier, the project is on hold for now. Hopefully, I'll get the chance to work on this multi-fandom doujin again!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

CrossOver: Onegai Loveless

"You won't leave me too, would you?"

Soubi held her close and answered her like it was that most serious thing in the world...
"Of course not."

Sunday, May 11, 2008

CrossOver: Cross Academy Sunrise

After a rainy day in the City of Polychromatic, Kuromi decided to go out and explore the City by jumping on the rooftops and electrical poles to watch the sun rise. It was a horrible time for her as it was only days after she was left all alone in the City... but the new day gave her renewed hope.

I was fascinated by the design of Cross Academy's uniforms, so I let Kurumi wear the day class'. I think it suits her pretty well.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bleach: Protector

bleach fan art ishida and orihime by kurohiko

I got inspired by Artleise's work.

Ah fanart... how I missed making thee~ ♡

Inoue Orihime and Ishida Uryuu from Bleach~
Not my characters, but this is my art. ^_^

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Doujinshi Gallery: The Titanic Curse

This is the first finished page I've ever done for a doujinshi. The idea came from a role play community, with which I asked permission from everyone involved to use the script for a fan comic. Sadly, I've only finished getting the script together. The comic itself is on the back burner, but hopefully, I will have time to finish it in the future.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Neko Tenshu

After Hiiragi Keiichi's Usagi Tenshu illustration, I've been itching to draw his brother, Jun. I first thought of giving him rabbit ears too, but a few people suggested otherwise...

A neko version is way too common for bishies. But I only had 2 hours to finish this, and I wanted to use my wacom again... @_@ Wacom deprived and electricity down for the count at the moment...

Small and low-ish quality... quick sketches are always fun. \o/

Texture from Enchanted Gal Stock~!

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Friday, April 11, 2008

A.illusions Fanart: "Shijirou" by Xenopyro


This is for Kurohiko

Shijirou from A.illusions, her online manga [link]

 I enjoy painting your character Kuro-chan 8D Hope you like it! :heart:

 Shijirou (c) ~kurohiko
Art (c) ~xenopyro

Monday, April 7, 2008

4 of 10 - Iris

iris fan art by kurohiko4 of 10 Free Sketches. This requested by Kairashi. \(≧▽≦)

Well... He seemed really excited that I got back on track and commented in the Jak Sketch so...

I drank too much coffee anyway... What's the harm? ( ´ ▽ ` )

I really like this character of his. I love the colors that he used, so I didn't change much, except that I drew this with my own style, and I added headsets. She seemed like the type of girl who loves music.

Hope minna likes. ( ´ ▽ ` ) I used a pearl canvas pattern on the paper to add some depth into the sketch.

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

3 of 10 - Jak

jak and daxter fan art by kurohiko3 of 10 Free Sketches: Jak from Jak and Daxter

...I know, I know. I totally forgot I had a list of things to do... And I'M SORRY!!! PLEASE FORGIVE ME!!!

I have to say... this was the most difficult sketch of the bunch because I have no liking for the character at all! He's not a bishie like my most works and... and...

OH MAI GAH!!! (expression stolen from Jun-kun)
The person who requested this IS NO LONGER ON DEVIANT ART?!

lkjsdfhkasdhflaskhfalhfa!!!!!!!111 Dx

...I suppose it's about time I draw the others... Since this has now become a personal "one giant leap for Kurohiko", I think I should open up a free sketch slot to someone...


Look, it's really a big deal that I even got to draw this guy, k? And yes, unless you fail to notice, I'm quite "upset"..! >E

Anyone interested in a Free Sketch from me can comment here (with their request of course) and MAYBE I'll consider it. Unless you're already on the master list. =/ I won't tolerate shell-fish-ness. >D

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Sometimes... The Truth Hurts.

onegai my melody fan art - hiiragi keiichi and kurumi nui by kurohiko

The following fanart submitted is ~knuxiechan's fault... Full evidence can be found here. An excerpt can be read below:

Kurumi trembles involuntarily and could not face him. "I'm sorry!" she cried. "I'm so sorry! I didn't mean for this to go... so far! Please... don't be mad at me... I really didn't mean to lie to you..."

Hiiragi racks his brain for any coherent thought - luckily for him, hearing My Melo's voice snaps him back to his senses, somewhat...

"... I.."

He turns away and starts to head towards the door.

"I need some time. .. To think."

Kurumi tugs his shirt from behind in an attempt to stop him.

"Hiiragi-sama..." she whispered.

Hiiragi indeed stops but does not turn to face her.

"... Hai?"

"I..." Kurumi begins. She looks down, trying to find the words to say.

"I'm going back to Meriland for a while... To give you some space. But before I leave..."

She takes a deep breath and sighs. "Will you let me... hug you?"

Hiiragi doesn't reply, but doesn't pull away either. Understanding this, Kuromi tugs his shirt gently and moves closer to him, leaning on him ever so slightly.

"Thank you." That was all she could whisper to him.

And he closed his eyes, smiling... "Mn."

sdhjksak!!! Dammit Knuxie, you EVUL WOMAN!!!

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Mango Jam - T.C. 11 page12

mango jam twilight's calling comic page by kurohikoThe "to be continued" page. The details on this page didn't show too well on print. Loved how the mirror of dreams shattered when Twilight realized she may not be the one Sean loves.

Released in Mango Jam #11 on 2007

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Mango Jam - T.C. 11 page11

mango jam twilight's calling comic page by kurohikoAnother page from that Mango Jam's 11th issue. This was when Miguel broke the news to Twilight that her beloved Sean has asked Cammy to be his date.

Oh drama of heart break. ☆*:.。.o(≧▽≦o)

Released in Mango Jam #11 on 2007

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Mango Jam - T.C. 11 page03

Thought I should upload some of the comic pages I made. There was a lot going on that lead me to take A.illusions on forced haitus. Being my own color artist was one of them.

Enzo just defended Twilight against Kate's stupid verbal abuse. Twilight shows up and lets them know she can stand up for herself.

Released in Mango Jam #11 on 2007

In other news... Deviant Art's Categories are a lot more confusing than what they use to be... *sweatdrop*

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Monday, March 31, 2008

Life is Sleep to a Doctor

life is sleep to a doctor by kurohikoA contest by xenopyro

True Story: (* ^ ω ^)

I've been trying so hard in drawing something for the contest that I had to call my doctor friend to give me inspiration. I asked him "what is 'life' to you?" He thought about it for 5 seconds and said "sleep... because I miss it so much."

According to him, you barely sleep when you study medicine. You get even less sleep when you're already a doctor. He usually sleeps in the lounge sofa, but only for a few hours because the light from the window always wakes him up. Usually, he falls asleep while still wearing his glasses and stethoscope!

...would you believe me if I tell you my friend's last name is also "Lee"?

Drawn in photoshop. (@^◡^) BG has reference.

Chinese translation:
"it's sleeping lah!"
"because i miss it so much... ( ´ ω ` )"

I know my Chinese suxxors, please don't critique me about it. (//▽//)

EDIT: ...oh mai gah, I won! o_o;;; 2nd's not as good as 1st, but heck... I won 2nd Place, WOOT! ヽ(*⌒▽⌒*)ノ

DS: Usagi Tenshu

hiiragi keiichi fan art by kurohikoI'M SO SORRY!!! (。T ω T。)

I know you guys want to kill me for drawing Hiiragi, again, so feel free to stab me in the comments section. (@_@)

...but I still think he'll make a nice little Rabbit God. (´ ∀ ` *)

*hides from the random flying objects*

How to is here.

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Friday, March 28, 2008

Kuro - mi - hiko

Due to my recent addictions (yes, I know my watchers all hate me now)...

I didn't realize Kurohiko and Kuromi were so similar. (´ ∀ ` *)

But I do realize that probably no one cares about Pixel IDs anymore... I did want to try my hand at it. o(≧▽≦o)

And finally, no, I do not look anywhere near that. (o˘◡˘o)

Originally started by Scrotumnose... Everyone else just followed through. (o´∀`o)

- kurohiko (dA 2008)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

DS: Breeze

onegai my melody fan art hiiragi keiichi by kurohiko

I promise to stop flooding my watchers with Hiiragi Keiichi portraits after this. (。T ω T。) Please forgive my fangirliness! (o_ _)ノ彡☆

It didn't even start out as a Hiiragi Keiichi fanart..! It just happened while I was experimenting with a new style of coloring. ( ̄▽ ̄*)ゞ I really like how this came out though! (´꒳`)♡ He's looking down on me because I'm short. ヽ(>∀<☆)ノ

Made with my NDS with love! (ノ´ヮ`)ノ*: ・゚ Click here to view how I draw! 。゚( ゚^∀^゚)゚。

- kurohiko (dA 2008)